Coronavirus and Job Searching for college seniors

As if ending college early was not horrible enough, college seniors have come to the even more horrible realization: “I just ended college and don’t have a job.”

For years, I have been writing about the challenges facing college graduates as they make their way into the career world. The rosy job numbers – pre-Covid – were a farce. That’s not a political statement, just a note from a career counseling practitioner who has noted the abundance of “jobs” that college graduates had – again pre-Covid – were not the career-building jobs of a decade or two ago. I’m not denigrating jobs in customer service, retail food-service or commission-only sales jobs but merely noting that many of Career Counseling Connecticut’s recent college graduate clients were not planning on those careers post-college.

Now, many of those who have been in those and other industries are laid-off due to the coronavirus and they, too, have been contacting us for help.

Some good news: career planning takes time. You need to have a career vision in place, a job-searching strategy, and an understanding of the tactics (such as proper cover letters, resumes, and interview techniques) to effectively engage in job searching.

You have the time. We have the expertise. Call 860 510-0410.